June 1st, 2015

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin Groovy Green Livin

I have to admit that I’m not very good about taking a multivitamin. I’ve tried on and off over the years, but I never seem to stick to it. Right now I’m taking a Vitamin D supplement and that’s it. As an aside, I found an amazing sugar-free Vitamin D gummy that I really like. Yes, it’s a gummy, but I rarely miss a day. When it comes to multivitamins there are plenty to choose from. Just walk up and down the aisles of any supermarket or health food store. It can be overwhelming. If you’re in the market for a multivitamin there are...

May 29th, 2015

How to Do a Tick Check on Your Kids

How to Do a Tick Check on Your Kids Groovy Green Livin

The area behind our home is wooded and a breeding ground for ticks. When our dog was alive we would find ticks constantly on her and throughout our home. Now we don’t find them as frequently, but when we do they’re on our socks, shorts and shoes. According to the CDC: Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through leaf litter or near shrubs. There are many types of ticks out there, but the deer tick is...

May 27th, 2015

5 Simple Things I Do Every Day to Stay Healthy

5 Simple Things I Do Every Day to Stay Healthy Groovy Green Livin

I do my best to keep things as simple as possible every day, but that doesn’t always work out. I’m sure that’s true for many of us. There are days when I’m running around like crazy and those days are anything but simple. And then there are the days where I’m sitting at my desk most of the day hopefully being incredibly productive. Regardless of how my day unfolds, there are a few simple things that I always try to fit in. Drink Lemon Water Every morning squeeze a half a lemon into a glass of water kept at room...

May 19th, 2015

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off Groovy Green Livin

15 Food Facts That Will Knock Your Socks Off Here you go….. 1. A typical 20 ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup.   2. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.   3. Graham Crackers got their name in 1829 from Sylvester Graham who believed in a strict, bland vegetarian diet to rid society of sexual desires and impure thoughts.   4. Many candy companies in the U.S. use artificial food coloring for the candy they sell and distribute in the United States, but that same candy sold...

May 14th, 2015

4 Apps That Make Hiking Fun For the Entire Family

Apps That Make Hiking Fun Groovy Green Livin

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that those of us who sit for long hours during the day raise our risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and early death. I generally spend time every day exercising in some way before settling down at my desk to work. Clearly that’s not enough.  Those who engage in regular physical activity but still spend a large proportion of their day in sedentary activity were found, on average, to be 30% less likely to die of any cause in a given period than were those who get little to no exercise. But even...

May 12th, 2015

Why I Eat Fermented Foods (and You Should Too!)

Why I Eat Fermented Foods Groovy Green Livin

Some fermented foods don’t look very appetizing at first glance, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch. Sauerkraut (translation “sour cabbage”) is one of the best known fermented food out there. It brings back interesting childhood memories for me. I remember watching my grandfather and father smother kosher hot dogs in sauerkraut. The more sauerkraut the better. The powerful smell and distinct taste is something that would literally make me run the other way. Little did I know that this was one of many fermented foods that is a must in everyone’s diet. What are fermented foods? The process of fermenting our...

May 7th, 2015

5 Safer Nail Polish Brands

5 Safer Nail Polish Brands Groovy Green Livin

  Nail polish comes in and out of my life. Over the past decade it’s pretty much been out. Pre-kids it was a different story. Enjoying an occasional mani/pedi was something I truly looked forward to when I was practicing law. It was an escape from the office. There was a cute nail salon just a few short blocks away. On occasion I would treat myself  to a new color and a few moments of “me time”. As much as I loved the pampering, I remember walking into the salon and being overwhelmed by the smell. As most of us know,...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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